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The Other Ticking Nuclear Clock
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The Other Ticking Nuclear Clock
Reports that Burma’s military junta has received assistance with constructing nuclear facilities from North Korea and Pakistan are causing a headache for Indian strategists, reports Rajeev Sharma.
The Other Ticking Nuclear Clock
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Young, Restless--But Not Failed Yet
Ten years after voting for independence even the opposition is upbeat about Timor-Leste’s future, reports Anthony Anderton. But the country still faces daunting obstacles for long-term stability.
Young, Restless--But Not Failed Yet
Indonesia's Dirty Secret
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Indonesia's Dirty Secret
The Citarum River is Indonesia’s lifeline. But polluted and poisoned, it now poses serious health risks. Elise Potaka investigates the problem–and possible solutions.
Indonesia's Dirty Secret
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Barry Obama? Not Here Thanks.
Marketed by the White House as America’s first ‘Asian’ president, Barack Obama spent several years growing up in Indonesia. But as Ben Bland discovers, not all Jakartans are enamoured with the metre-tall incarnation of ‘Barry’ erected in a park last week.
Barry Obama? Not Here Thanks.
In Defence of ASEAN
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In Defence of ASEAN
By Invitation: Ambassador Ong Keng Yong
In Defence of ASEAN
Too Close for Comfort?
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Too Close for Comfort?
As Singapore emerges from its sharpest and most protracted recession, the city-state’s policymakers have been keen to emphasize the importance of immigrants to the country’s future well-being. But as Jeya Segaram discovers, the downturn has exacerbated simmering tensions over an immigration policy that some Singaporeans believe is too lax.
Too Close for Comfort?
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Faith, Hope and Justice
Just weeks after Timor-Leste voted for independence, the town of Suai was visited by a gang of pro-Indonesian rule militiamen who slaughtered dozens of unarmed citizens hiding in a church. Steve Holland meets Manuel dos Santos who, 10 years later, is still waiting for justice–and for his abducted daughter to come home.
Faith, Hope and Justice
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Asia's Next Flashpoint?
The offer to former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of a position as an economic adviser to Cambodian Premier Hun Sen has inflamed relations between the two countries. The Diplomat contributor Luke Hunt travels to Phnom Penh, Bangkok and Preah Vihear and finds out how Thaksin’s new role has upset the Thai monarchy and quietly amused Beijing.
Asia's Next Flashpoint?
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Notes from a Show Trial
Fair trial or kangaroo court? Ben Bland reports from Kuala Lumpur on former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s efforts to criminalise war.
Notes from a Show Trial
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High-Profile Political Prisoners
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
High-Profile Political Prisoners
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'Our Country's One Big Prison'
The Burmese junta, already known as one of the cruellest regimes in the world, has been stepping up its oppression of political opponents. Phil Thornton reports from the Thai-Burma border, where he speaks with exiled politicians, army deserters, displaced villagers and former political prisoners.
'Our Country's One Big Prison'
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Interview with Anwar Ibrahim
The Diplomat’s exclusive interview with Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Interview with Anwar Ibrahim
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Why Obama Should Speak in Indonesia?
Why Obama Should Speak in Indonesia?
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China's Cambodian Hegemony
Pushing the long grass aside, Phorn pointed to a marker stone. ‘The Chinese workers came and put this here,’ he said.
China's Cambodian Hegemony
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Broken Art
With their rich traditions and an increasingly global outlook, Thailand’s cultural industries have significant promise.
Broken Art
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'Warriors' Realm
It was midday on the Thai-Burma border. The tropical sun beat down from a cloudless blue sky…
'Warriors' Realm
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